Projects per year
Lorna is a lecturer in the School of Education. Lorna trained as an economist graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2006 with First Class Honours. Lorna went on to complete a Masters in Research (M.Res) in Education and Social Purpose at the University in Glasgow in 2007, during which she developed an interest in relationships and interaction. Lorna then completed her Ph.D at the School of Education, University of Stirling in 2011, focusing on young children’s social interactions around technologies in preschool.
Lorna’s research explores young children’s social experiences with technology. Her work attempts to understand how the preschool environment and culture, the children and the artefacts contribute to children’s interactions and social experiences. She is interested in a broader definition of technology which moves beyond the computer towards exploring technological toys, both digital and non-screen based. Lorna has a further interest in exploring perceptions of technological artefacts in early years settings and how they can be integrated into the playroom. More recent work begins to explore creativity and creative thinking around non-screen based technologies.
Lorna’s teaching generally covers:
- Early Years Education
- Research Methods
Lorna most often teaches on the BA Childhood Practice, Master's of Education, PGDE . She also contributes to the Nursery Placement module as part of the BA (Hons) Education. Lorna is also interested in delivering research methods training, particularly in relation to qualitative approaches and contributes to both practice-based and academic research training.
Lorna currently supervises PGR students at Masters, PhD and Ed.D level.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Stirling
Master of Research, University of Glasgow
Bachelor of Economics, Glasgow Caledonian University
Arnott, L., Palaiologou, I. & Gray, C.
1/10/17 → 1/10/18
Project: Research - no external funding
Research Output per year
An ecological exploration of young children's digital play: framing children's social experiences with technologies in early childhoodArnott, L. 1 Oct 2018 Digital Play and Technologies in the Early Years. Stephen, C. (ed.). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Children's negotiation tactics and socio-emotional self-regulation in child-led play experiences: the influence of the preschool pedagogic cultureArnott, L. 6 Mar 2018 In : Early Child Development and Care. 30 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Activity: Organiser of major conference
Activity: Journal peer review